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convent:

see monasticismmonasticism
, form of religious life, usually conducted in a community under a common rule. Monastic life is bound by ascetical practices expressed typically in the vows of celibacy, poverty, and obedience, called the evangelical counsels.
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convent

1. A religious community: friars, monks, or nuns (now usually nuns).
2. A group of buildings occupied by such a community.
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convent

1. a building inhabited by a religious community, usually of nuns
2. the religious community inhabiting such a building
3. a school in which the teachers are nuns
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In the midst of this, the great stable of the convent, occupying the basement story and entered by the basement door, outside which all the disorder was, poured forth its contribution of cloud, as if the whole rugged edifice were filled with nothing else, and would collapse as soon as it had emptied itself, leaving the snow to fall upon the bare mountain summit.
They thought much more of alighting at the convent door, and warming themselves at the convent fire.
It was like the supper of an ordinary Swiss hotel, and good red wine grown by the convent in more genial air was not wanting.
'Pray,' he inquired of the host, over his soup, 'has your convent many of its famous dogs now?'
Monsieur might have easily seen him in the valley or somewhere on the lake, when he (the dog) had gone down with one of the order to solicit aid for the convent.
The treasure is buried in the sepulchral vault of the convent, under a stone in which is fixed a large iron ring and under which are four steps leading down.
"The convent has a chapel, and some people are admitted on Sunday to the Mass.
"You shall get into the chapel if the abbe is disfrocked for his share in it." And two days afterwards she told him that it was all arranged; the abbe was enchanted to serve him, and if he would present himself civilly at the convent gate there would be no difficulty.
In her complaint, Barrido claimed she was kidnapped and detained from December 6 to 21, 2016 and placed in a convent to force her to sign a ready-made affidavit maligning President Rodrigo Duterte.
Thiruvananthapuram: A Catholic nun has complained that church officials have launched a slander campaign against her, after she was asked to leave her convent for breaking the congregation's rules.
The Penang state government welcomes the plan by the Sisters of the Infant Jesus (SIJ) Malaysia to preserve the character and ethos of the convent schools in the state, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
The building is home to the Missionaries of Charity convent, where a community of Catholic nuns live, worship and serve the city through their charitable works.